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As NASA moved back the award timeline for two lunar lander contracts from late February to April 30, the space agency continues to scout for an ideal landing place to carry human crew members to the Moon and set up a long-term base camp on the lunar surface.

NASA states that the correct place for touching down and setting up the shop requires ideal conditions, including sunshine, clear space, covering, and maybe even water access. Many places around the Lunar South Pole are cast in near-permanent light or darkness, actually the leading nominee for the camp, so NASA engineers expect it can provide them with the best of both worlds.

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